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Ylva Odenbring


Department of Education, Communication and
+46 31-786 23 91
Visiting address
Läroverksgatan 15
41120 Göteborg
Room number
Pedagogen B Åsikten-157
Postal address
Box 300
40530 Göteborg

About Ylva Odenbring

Research interests

Focus of my research is in the field of sociology of education around social justice, student welfare and student victimisation. I have also conducted studies of children’s and adolescents’ everyday lives. Methodically, the research draws on ethnographic studies as well as interview studies. I am interested in the construction of gender, social class, student welfare, violence in school, processes of inclusion and exclusion in education as well as in the everyday lives of children and adolescents. Currently I’m participating researcher in the research project Implementing HPV vaccination for boys in Sweden: gender equality and sexual health among young people (2021-2024), funded by the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (Forte).


  • Convener of NERA:s Gender and Education Network (network 8).
  • Member of the editorial board of Nordisk tidskrift for ungdomsforskning.
  • Member of the advisory committee for research and post graduate studies, Faculty of Education, University of Gothenburg.
  • Head of the colloquium Critical Studies of Violence in School and Society (CVISS), Departement of Education, Communication and Learning, University of Gothenburg.